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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Nihad Awad
Exec Dir. Of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR )
MSNBCW 07/09/2014
Awad: I feel I'm being targeted because of my religious identity and my First Amendment activities that are protected under the Constitution. Ghafoor: I believe I was targeted because of my name is Ashim Ghafoor, yes, absolutely, I believe that had something to do with it because there were former Bush administration officials representing Saudi entities and I doubt their e-mails were tapped. Wagner: Not helping the government’s argument that this had nothing to do with ethnicity, race or religion, an NSA training document from 2005 that uses the fake name Mohammed Raghead as a place holder for a target’s name. Today a spokeswoman from the NSA would not comment on that document’s authenticity but “… said the NSA has not and would not approve official training documents that include insulting or inflammatory language…”
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